Erie County American Legion

Erie County American Legion Veterans The Erie County American Legion is part off the United States largest wartime service organization. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in September of 1919 as a patriotic Veterans service organization.

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Eagle Scout of the year award winner Caleb Edbauer and the Past Commanders Scholarship 2020/2021 Recipients. Awards were...
06/07/2021

Eagle Scout of the year award winner Caleb Edbauer and the Past Commanders Scholarship 2020/2021 Recipients. Awards were presented at the Erie County American Legion Convention 2021. The East Aurora American Legion was kind enough to host this year convention.

Come out and support the Alden American Legion!
05/12/2021

Come out and support the Alden American Legion!

Come out and support the Alden American Legion!

04/13/2021

Dear Commander O’Connell,

As an American Legion Leader For Erie County in New York State, I am writing to respectfully ask for your assistance. Attached is an announcement for the WNY Cemetery Memorial Council and our Avenue of Flags Program. Would you please forward this to the members and post commanders in your area of jurisdiction?

We have had success beginning this Council and its committee’s but are counting on the support of veteran groups to make this new National Cemetery an extra special place. A brief description follows for your review.

The Western New York National Cemetery is opened in Corfu, NY creating a nearby resting place for our nation’s veterans.
A unique feature there will be the Avenue of Flags. This presentation will augment the reverence of this distinguished place. The flying interment flags are donated by families whose veteran relatives were entitled to military honors at their funeral. This interment, or casket flag, may be donated by the family to this National Cemetery’s Memorial Council (501c3) for display on the Avenue of Flags. The Veteran’s Administration only permits interment flags to be flown. Store bought flags are not authorized.
Only two other National Cemeteries have this unique style of presentation. Many families have donated their flags at these cemeteries to be flown in honor of all veterans and as a tribute to their loved one regardless of where that veteran is buried.
The presentation is set up in Spring and retired after Veterans Day and counts on the aid of volunteer teams to maintain its integrity. Teams inspect the flags and when one becomes unserviceable, it is removed and a new flag is put in its place. Weather-worn flags are retired with dignity and the ashes placed in the graves of veteran’s who are interred at the cemetery in the future. Flags will always remain at the Western New York National Cemetery to pay tribute to all those who honorably served their country.

The Western New York National Cemetery Memorial Council respectfully invites you to donate your interment flag to the Avenue of Flags. It will fly to honor a loved one’s memory and all departed veterans. Also, if you would consider a tax-deductible donation to support the equipment and upkeep for this program or wish to become involved with the Memorial Council itself please contact us at the numbers below.

The Memorial Council is a 501c3 organization and membership is open to all individuals, groups and organization that wishes to support our mission. To become a Member in Good Standing with the WNY Memorial Council you may do so by sending in “Lifetime” membership dues of $30.00.

Checks are to be written to WNY Heroes with “WNY Memorial Council Dues” written on the memo line to ensure it is placed in the correct account.
Mail them to: WNY Heroes 8205 Main Street, Suite 1, Williamsville, NY 14221.
This is also the protocol for any donations with “Flag Committee Donation” on the memo line. A letter of thanks will go out on our letterhead with WNY Heroes tax exempt number on it.

For membership information contact; William Joyce, 585.815.7905 [email protected]
For Avenue of Flags information contact: Mark Janik, 716-627-2919 [email protected]





Respectfully Submitted,


Mark Janik CFSP, CPC, CFC
Avenue of Flags Committee Chair – WNY National Cemetery Memorial Council
Licensed Funeral Director
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Hamburg West Seneca
4199 Lake Shore Road 1340 Union Road
Hamburg NY 14075 West Seneca NY 14224
716-627-2919 716-674-5776

Erie County American Legion
11/11/2019

Erie County American Legion

11/11/2019
Happy Veterans Day 2019
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day 2019

Happy Veterans Day 2019
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day 2019

05/16/2019

Erie County American Legion Commander Tony Solina got a little surprise from the hysterical ladies of the Erie County American Legion Ladies Auxiliary during his testimonial dinner😎

Congratulations to Chandler Edbauer - Erie County American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year  and Nathan Henry - Erie Count...
06/03/2018

Congratulations to Chandler Edbauer - Erie County American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year and Nathan Henry - Erie County American Legion First Alternate Eagle Scout of the Year. Great young men with promising futures.

Display at The Erie County Fair historical building!
08/10/2017

Display at The Erie County Fair historical building!

97th Annual Erie County American Legion Convention Parade. Best wishes to the officers and staff for a great 2015/2016 L...
06/06/2015

97th Annual Erie County American Legion Convention Parade. Best wishes to the officers and staff for a great 2015/2016 Legion Year!

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06/06/2015

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Wayne Sorrentino 97th Erie County America Legion Commander with his wife and daughter! Best wishes for a great Legion Ye...
06/06/2015

Wayne Sorrentino 97th Erie County America Legion Commander with his wife and daughter! Best wishes for a great Legion Year.

Photos from Erie County American Legion's post
06/06/2015

Photos from Erie County American Legion's post

Erie County American Legion's cover photo
08/28/2014

Erie County American Legion's cover photo

Erie County Legion August 2014 meeting at Hamburg Post 527.
08/14/2014

Erie County Legion August 2014 meeting at Hamburg Post 527.

Photos taken by OP American Legion Post 567
08/11/2014

Photos taken by OP American Legion Post 567

Photos taken by OP American Legion Post 567

J Donald Griffin, Peter Hurd , Pauline Fletcher & Jim Bojanowski all past County Commanders celebrating at O P Post 567
03/16/2014

J Donald Griffin, Peter Hurd , Pauline Fletcher & Jim Bojanowski all past County Commanders celebrating at O P Post 567

02/13/2013

I appologize for the delay in updating this page. The Erie County Committee is in the process of devloping utilization reccomendations for this sight. We appreciate your patience. As a side note, Erie County has been nominated and has accepted the 2015 New York State American Legion Convention. Details will follow. Please stay tuned.

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09/06/2012

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OP Legion and the VFW on Veterans Day
11/19/2011

OP Legion and the VFW on Veterans Day

Semper Fi
11/09/2011
Indomitable Spirit: The 236th Marine Corps Birthday Message

Semper Fi

The Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps present the 236th Marine Corps birthday message and honor the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how the events shaped the lives of Marines ...

11/08/2011

Please join the Erie County American Legion Commander Bill Miskell and his Staff at Forest Lawn Ceremony on Veterans Day Friday Nov 11th. at 9:00 am! Decoration of Veterans graves and a specail ceremony to follow.

Just a quick reminder of Veterans Day Mass at 4:30. Public is Welcome
11/05/2011

Just a quick reminder of Veterans Day Mass at 4:30. Public is Welcome

08/19/2010

The Hamburg American Legion Post 527 is hosting the monthly Erie County membership meeting. Delegates and Alternates are reminded that the Executive session will start at 6 and dinner will be served at 6:30. Just a quick reminder that dinner has been increased to $10 a person but we there will not be a collection for Children and Youth as a donation is now included in the dinner price.

02/20/2010

County Meeting was held on February 18th at Post 721 South Buffalo. PNC Michael Kogutek gave a report on the upcoming County Convention in Orchard Park. Jr. Past County Commander Art Foreman reported that he is selecting the Eagle Scout of the Year on Saturday the 20th. Vice County Commander Bill Miskell reported that Current County membership 87.5 % percent of goal.

Past National Commander Michael Kogutek gives his report on Mid Winter Conference after the Albany meeting. Also in the ...
02/09/2010

Past National Commander Michael Kogutek gives his report on Mid Winter Conference after the Albany meeting. Also in the picture left to right: Vice Commander Bill Miskell, Erie County Commander Pauline Fletcher, County Adjutant Brian Lewandowski and to the right hand side of the picture Vice County Commander Ray Caso.

01/29/2010

Good County meeting last night in Orchard Park! Special thanks to all who travelled out in the Cold and Snow. Past National Commander Mike Kogutek gave a nice report! Congratulations to Tim Van Patten as he starts his journey in running for NY Department Commander in 2012. We know he will do great!

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609 City Hall (65 Niagara Square)
Buffalo, NY
14202

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